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Party urges top Romania politician Dragnea to resign

Bucharest - Leading figures within Romania's ruling Social Democratic Party on Wednesday called for the resignation of their chief, Liviu Dragnea, widely regarded as the country's most powerful politician.

Romania sets October date for anti-gay marriage referendum

Bucharest - The Romanian government announced Tuesday that its planned referendum to change the constitutional definition of "family", so as to prevent same-sex couples from marrying, will be held in October and spread over two days to maximise turnout.

Amnesty International calls upon Romania to stop the 'traditional family' referendum

Bucharest - Amnesty International said on Thursday that it will try to prevent Romania's planned referendum aimed at changing the definition of "family" for this will "breach international human rights standards" and make it impossible to legalise same-sex unions....

Romania gov't advisor compares president to Hitler

Bucharest - A Romanian government advisor sparked outrage Monday after posting a video clip comparing the country's president to Hitler as political tensions simmer after mass anti-corruption protests last month.

German foreign minister brands Trump's EU policy 'irritating'

Bucharest - German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas again took aim at US President Donald Trump's foreign policy in a speech on Monday, branding his policies towards Europe "irritating".

Review: Armin van Buuren rocks seven-hour Untold Festival set on YouTube Special

World renowned DJ and producer Armin van Buuren played a seven-hour set at the Untold Festival, which was streamed live on YouTube.

Facing criticism, Romania's kingpin cries conspiracy

Bucharest - Faced with criticism of police violence against a massive anti-corruption protest, Romania's ruling party strongman Liviu Dragnea has raised eyebrows with a string of bizarre, unsubstantiated claims including a "failed coup" and an assassination plot.

Romanian PM denounces protests, defends police

Bucharest - Romania's Prime Minister Viorica Dancila has written a letter to the EU describing last week's protests in Bucharest as an attempt to overthrow the government and defending the handling of the demonstrations by the police, Romanian media reported on Fr...

Romania to probe alleged police violence at protest

Bucharest - Romania has opened an enquiry into alleged police violence at a mass anti-corruption protest against the leftwing government last week where hundreds were injured, military prosecutors said Monday.

Third night of anti-government protests in Romania

Bucharest - Thousands took part Sunday in a third night of protests in Bucharest against alleged government corruption, two days after a crackdown on a mass demonstration left hundreds injured.

Second night of Romania demos after hundreds injured

Bucharest - Tens of thousands gathered Saturday in the Romanian capital Bucharest for a second straight day after more than 450 people were hurt and around 30 arrested in a huge anti-corruption protest.

Over 450 people hurt in Romania protest clashes

Bucharest - More than 450 people were hurt and around 30 arrested during a huge anti-corruption protest in Bucharest, Romanian police said on Saturday, a day after the rally.

Slovenians strive to live in peace with bears

Knezja Njiva - When he used to go hunting, Miha Mlakar would dream of killing a bear. But today the 33-year-old from Slovenia makes his living watching the animals, peacefully, in their natural forest environment.

Romania minister under fire over 'ballistic' gaffe

Bucharest - Romania's defence minister on Wednesday faced calls to resign after he said the US missile defence system in the south had ballistic missiles, apparently confirming Russian concerns of a security threat near its border.

Romania faces long search for new anti-graft tsar

Bucharest - Romania faced a long search Friday for a new anti-corruption chief following the controversial sacking of star prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi earlier this month.

Assad's son takes part in maths competition in Romania

Bucharest - The teenage son of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is competing in the International Mathematical Olympiad in Romania, where he has asked to be treated like any normal student, an education official said Tuesday.

Romanian president sacks anti-graft prosecutor Kovesi

Bucharest - Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Monday finally dismissed top anti-graft prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi after long resisting attempts to remove her by the country's left-wing government.

Romanian president sacks anti-graft prosecutor Kovesi

Bucharest - Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Monday finally dismissed top anti-graft prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi after long resisting attempts to remove her by the left-wing government.

Impeachment decision looms for Romanian president

Bucharest - The leader of Romania's ruling Social Democrats said Thursday the party will decide next week whether to impeach President Klaus Iohannis for violating the constitution.

Romanian leader decries majority's 'dictatorship' over penal reforms

Bucharest - Romania's parliament voted through controversial changes to the penal code on Wednesday, a move condemned by President Klaus Iohannis as "dictatorship of the majority".

The writer inspiring Romania's protest movement at 101

Bucharest - Amid the almost daily crowds of anti-government protesters in the Romanian capital Bucharest, there's one name on the lips of many of those gathered outside government headquarters: the 101-year-old many of them see as their guiding light.

Romania ruling party chief defiant despite new jail term

Bucharest - The leader of Romania's ruling party on Friday said he would not resign despite being sentenced to jail for a second time.

Romania ruling party chief handed jail term over fake jobs scandal

Bucharest - Romania's high court on Thursday sentenced the leader of the ruling left-wing Social Democrat party (PSD), Liviu Dragnea, to three-and-a-half years in prison over a fake jobs scandal.

Thousands protest in Romania, saying corruption fight hampered

Bucharest - Thousands of Romanians took to the streets Wednesday to protest against a relaxation of criminal legislation they believe will hamper the fight against corruption.

Romanian president sounds alarm over penal code changes

Bucharest - Romanian President Klaus Iohannis and the public prosecutor expressed alarm Tuesday over amendments to the penal code voted through by left-wing government MPs fearing the judiciary could be damaged.

US says Romania a 'model' in fight against corruption

Bucharest - Romania is a model for combating corruption in eastern Europe, a senior US official said Monday, as its left-wing government tries to dismiss the country's top graft fighter.

Romanian judges protest ruling party chief's attacks

Bucharest - Romanian judges and prosecutors hit back Monday at attacks on the judiciary by the ruling party's embattled head Liviu Dragnea, who compared prosecutors to the communist-era secret police, saying he should be punished for intimidation.

Rainbow flags fly across Europe at Gay Pride parades

Bucharest - Thousands of people took to the streets to support LGBT rights in cities across Europe on Saturday, with marchers waving rainbow flags and condemning discrimination in all its forms.

Romanian government mobilises against judicial 'abuses'

Bucharest - From busing supporters to Bucharest to mass mailings of party slogans, Romania's left-wing government is pulling out all the stops for a demonstration on Saturday against the country's own judiciary.

Romania hands jail sentence to ex-minister exiled in Costa Rica

Bucharest - A Romanian court on Tuesday sentenced in absentia a former minster who fled legal troubles by seeking refuge in Costa Rica to six years in prison for a corruption conviction.
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Colorful ceramics at National Ceramics Fair, Cucuteni 5000, in Iasi, Romania. July 2011.
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Houses that are being restored by Adopt a House.
Houses that are being restored by Adopt a House.
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A Romanian soccer fan attacks a player on the pitch
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Otilia Iancu at National Ceramics Fair, Cucuteni 5000, in Iasi, Romania. July 2011.
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Costinesti, in Romania, known as a sea resort city
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Ceramics at National Ceramics Fair  Cucuteni 5000  at Iasi  Romania.  July 2011.
Ceramics at National Ceramics Fair, Cucuteni 5000, at Iasi, Romania. July 2011.
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A woodlouse lives in the poisonous atmosphere of Movile Cave.
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Romania pokes fun at the UK in a new ad campaign, inviting the British to come on over.
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The Transfagarasan is a road in the Southern Carpathians in Romania.
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Iasi, Romania City Hall, formerly the Roznoveanu Palace.
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The University Square is an important place in Romanian recent history.
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Romania pokes fun at the UK in a new ad campaign  inviting the British to come on over.
Romania pokes fun at the UK in a new ad campaign, inviting the British to come on over.
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